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it's wednesday, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england, over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. also breaking, the radical cleric, connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives?
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16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go, on they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm.
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it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain all day long. the radar this morning is showing the connection of moisture from cuba up carolinas. and heavy rain, from miami, ft. lauderdale, and west palm beach. here's what the hurricane sther has on the storm. it's going to be in new england, like a big, powerful nor'easter. but it will get some kind of name in this area off the coast of florida and the carolinas. it's all over florida during the day today. by tomorrow afternoon, it's on the shore of the carolinas. and most of this will be flooding. it won't have the big, strong winds. it won't have that kind of damage. but that's from raleigh, richmond, washington, new york and burlington.
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today, the rain is in south florida. our matt gutman is in key largo. matt, what does it look like there? >> reporter: good morning, sam. you can see the rain is starting to come in sideways. it's been pouring all night, basically. as you said, the flooding is the major concern here. up to ten inches of rain possibly forecast for south florida. about two hours north of here, they've started giving out sandbags. they've moved out mobile pumping stations to get the water out from the low-lying areas. here in key largo, we've seen some hotel cancellations. some of the boaters have been taken out of the water and put into dry dock. this is not the major tropical storm we had expected to see by this time of the year. there hasn't been one major direct impact by a tropical storm on the continental united states just yet. >> all right, matt. sam will have more coming up. officials are on high alert. a radical cleric connected to terror plots in the u.s. has resurfaced. this comes as authorities in europe have detected new plans
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for a multicity attack. brian ross has the latest on this for us. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the u.s. is watching al qaeda on two fronts. in pakistan, and also in yemen, where the radical cleric, anwar has been inspiring jihad. a new video from him may be coming, triggering concerns there may be new attempts to attack the u.s. this yemen group is the most serious threat to u.s. cities. at the same time, u.s. and european authorities are searching for a team of commandos, allegedly planning attacks in britain, france and germany. all based on the interrogation of a suspected german jihadist who was captured over the summer. among those being sought, a contingent of other radicalized germans, who have been training at terror camps in pakistan, too. producing videos in german, to gain more recruits. >> they are a threat. not only to germany but also to our allies and especially the
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u.s. they are extremely anti-american. >> reporter: german officials say some of the recruits actually came from the same mosque in hamburg where the 9/11 hijackers gathered. the mosque was closed in early august, after officials learned of this new plot. young men were being turned into religious fanatics there. an official said in announcing the closure. u.s. law enforcement officials say the german now in custody said the new attacks were planned as commando-style raids. similar to what happened two years ago in mumbai, india. u.s. officials said there was no specific information about possible targets. and that an attack in europe seems much more likely than one in the u.s. >> so, brian, we've got bin laden. the cleric. growing concerns in europe. is there any worthat there's a coordinator effort between all of them? >> reporter: that's the fear. particularly because this alleged plot in europe, according to the captured german, was personally approved by bin laden.
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it raises concerns. perhaps there was going to be the next big spectacular. he himself doesn't have that many people to control. but there's groups in yermen, northern africa, pakistan, around the world. if you can bring them together, that's the real concern. >> brian, thank you very much. george? >> robin, thanks. it's time, now, for the latest in politics. a new poll shows the tea party gaining strength. they make up one-third of the most likely voters for control of congress. but president obama is firing back on a cross-country tour, in wisconsin last night. jake tapper is with the president in iowa, where the president has his next event today. right in the backyard where you're standing. >> reporter: that's right. an economic meeting with the iowans. with the club family. they were picked because they have such a big backyard. but the highlight was in madison, wisconsin, where the president tried to reinvigorate
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the young voters who helped elect him in 2008. all the while, in smaller settings, the president is expressing irritation at democratic voter apathy. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: the president's challenge is to motivate all those obama surge voters from 2008. >> i don't know about you. but i'm fired up. >> reporter: and he told an estimated crowd of 26,500, at the university of wisconsin, madison, that they need to prove the pundits wrong. >> the prediction about the pundits is, it's going to be a blood letting for democrats. >> reporter: working to re-create some of the spirit of candidate barack obama in 2008. >> tonight, we're on our way. >> reporter: the president sought to make the young voters part of his mission. >> i am telling you, wisconsin, we are bringing about change. and progress is going to come. but you've got to stick with me. you can't lose heart. >> reporter: even democratic senator, russ feingold, who had originally not planninged to be
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there, showed up. it was inspiring comments, to "rolling stone" magazine, where he seemed irritated about apathy. >> it's inexcusable for any democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. if people are sitting on their hands, complaining, it's just irresponsible. >> reporter: a message that rubbed many liberals the wrong way. >> he is telling voters, on the democratic base, they are irresponsible. they're slackers. they don't care enough to show up. and it really could depress democratic turnout in the fall. >> hello, penn state. >> reporter: vice president biden is also refining his motivational message from earlier this week, when he told the democratic base to stop whining. at penn state, he told students not to make opponents like sarah palin, lightly. >> take them seriously. if we don't take them seriously, they mean what they say. they mean what they say. and the only thing that can
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allow them the win is our apathy or our anger. >> reporter: and president obama has started criticizing, specifically, the republicans' pledge to america. saying it would lead to education cuts of 20%. george? >> okay. thanks, jake. joining us now from washington, our political contributor, matthew dowd, former pollster for george w. bush. he has advised candidates of both parties. matthew, thanks. it's pretty clear now. the president's strategy in the last five weeks. it's all about rallying the base. effective? >> it's about turning up passion on the democrats' side. all of the passion and emotion is on the republicans' side now. that's why you see poll after poll, the enthusiasm gap that exists between republican voters and democratic voters are astoundi astounding. he's trying to do it. we'll know in five weeks if he's going to be effective. we'll see what he does. >> there is some evidence that
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the democrats are starting to come home. in a same poll we showed, the abc/"wall street journal" poll, it shows there's been a tightening to control congress. late august, republicans lead by nine points. now, among likely voters, 46% republican, 43% democrats. democrats are starting to get more engaged. >> i think the elections, toward the midterm, they're going to bounce around and a smaller margin point. obviously, republicans still an advantage. i think democrats know republicans are going to pick up seats in the house. they know they're going to pick up seats in the senate. i think they're just trying to stem the tide at this point. i think what the president did in wisconsin, trying to get younger voters, who, as you know, george, a huge part of his constituency. in wisconsin, he carried younger voters by 30 points. that's what he's trying to address. and the democrats know the next generational voter is not engaged right now. >> is there a danger? you saw jane hamsher, that the
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president is basically scolding liberal voters. you saw vice president biden came out earlier in the week saying, stop whining. do they need to refine the message? >> i think you'll see refining. these are momentary things. i don't think you want to be talking to voters and lecturing voters. at the point you stop listening to voters and start lecturing voters, voters really tune you out. over the course, the folks at the white house are smart folks. they'll try to refine that. the question is, can they overcome the big wave that's about to hit against them in the final five weeks? this was a start. but it's only a start. they have a lot more work to do. >> you also saw the president try to make some headway on his own personal image yesterday. he seemed to welcome a question about his christian faith. take a look. >> i came to my christian faith later in life. and it was because the precepts
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of jesus christ spoke to me, in terms of the kind of life i would want to lead. >> the president stepping it up there. he went to church with his family two sundays ago. everything you see him doing that, trying to re-establish that emotional connection with the voters. >> yeah. it's interesting. i think since the polls came out this summer that showed a number of people don't think he's a christian and more people thought he was a muslim, although still a minority, i think he's done more visible things. yesterday, he welcomed the question on this. ben harper, who played -- the musician, played at the rally. he has a song that i think is the democratic strategy, waiting on an angel. i think that's what they're hoping for. they're waiting on an angel in this election. >> matthew dowd, thanks very much. >> thanks. >> robin? >> all right, george. strong charges this morning against the georgia pastor at the center of a sex abuse controversy. a 23-year-old man, one of the
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four men, accusing bishop eddie long into coercing them into sex, says the leader of the new baptist church is a predator. steve osunsami has the report on the new allegations. >> reporter: 23-year-old jamal parris, stood by the allegations. he called bishop eddie long a predator. he said he swept into his life, used him for sex, and then moved on. >> i cannot get the small of his cologne. and i cannot forget the way he made me cry when i drove his cars on the way home. not able to take enough showers to wipe the smell of him off of my body. >> reporter: his lawsuit reaches much like the other three. when he was 17, he said long would take him alone to the guesthouse. and encouraged jamal parris to call him daddy. and used the holy scripture to justify and support the sexual activity. >> that man cannot look me in my eye and tell me we did not live this pain. you are not a man. you are a monster.
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>> reporter: parris' attorney sat down with us last night. and she said the young men were brave to come forward. >> if you are a victim and you are a young man or a boy, no matter when it happened in your life, it is time to stand up and get to someone. and tell them, come forward now. >> i'm going to fight. >> reporter: bishop long continues to deny the accusations. calling himself david, and the young accusers goliath. parris and the other young men says the bishop is confused. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. we requested an interview with bishop long. but again, he declined. it's 7:14. and juju chang has the other headlines for us. good morning, juju. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the developing story south of the border, where massive landslides triggered by record rainfall, created desperate scenes from mexico to colombia. burying homes and businesses. in some cases, as people were sleeping inside.
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our jim sciutto shows us the damage. >> reporter: from mexico to colombia, it's the storm that's moving mountains. >> oh. >> reporter: in colombia, a landslide, caught on cell phone at the very moment an entire mountainside collapsed. a single house was spared. dozens were buried. now, here in mexico, a landslide two football fields wide, following the remote village of santa maria. amateur video capturing the town as the dust was still rising. all of mexico mobilized. fearing the worst that hundreds, possibly a thousand, were buried in the mud. by night fall, there was relief. some of the villagers escaped before their homes were buried. from the air, the scale is clear. large swaths of mexico drowning. and with rescue workers delayed by blocked roads and collapsed bridges, it will be days before many victims receive any help at all. 11 people are still missing. and rescue teams were not able
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to reach the village until late afternoon yesterday. and while they waited, villagers stepped in. digging, searching for their loved ones and neighbors. and many cases, we're hearing saving lives. >> such dramatic images. thanks, jim. jim sciutto from mexico. computer hackers have struck again. this time, braining millions of dollars from bank accounts in britain. authorities arrested 19 suspects, part of a gang, that used a virus to steal online banking passwords. at least $10 million were stolen. we're getting a look inside a historic meeting held in typically secretive north korea overnight. a meeting that's resulted in an heir apparent. communist leader kim jong-il, has installed his youngest son as a four-star general. he's 27. and apparently hasn't held any military positions until now. also overnight, a possible easing of tensions, as the north and south agree to hold their
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first military talks in two years. attention morning commuters. do you want to drive a car that gets 258 miles a gallon? it's not a dream. it's now reality. oh, yeah. and it costs $600. this is the latest model from volkswagen, touted as the most economic car in the world. the single-seater is set to go on sale in china next year. vw insists it is safe for the road. >> safety was not compromised. it's a racing car. >> take two. >> take two. for our friends. for our friends. like sam champion. good morning, sam. >> and you get a car. no? good morning, everybody. let's talk about what's going on with the rain on the east coast. it's fairly dry in the northeast today. that's going to change. after midnight, 10:00, the rain starts to get into, in heavy fashion, in new york city, as the low makes the trip into that area. the dry skies, enjoy them while you can in that area. on the west coast, look at this
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heat. we were 100 degrees in oakland yesterday. 95 in san francisco. so, the heat is roaring inland. it's not coastal. l.a.'s at 90. san diego, at 78. look at vegas, at 101. a quick look at the big board. and we will have all of the weather as that storm progresses on the east coast.
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rain and wind in the next half hour. george? >> thank you, sam. have any of you wondered how they capture those amazing shots in nature documentaries. a bear hunting its prey. a pack of wolfs in a feeding frenzy. a person who has made many of those films is now speaking out. and says some of those wildlife scenes are not as wild as you think. >> reporter: revelations from a new book about how wildlife documents get made. like this imax classic, "wolves." the wolves you see living on this mountain, they don't actually live on this mountain. >> they have been rented. >> reporter: it's rent-a-wolf?
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>> rent-a-wolf. >> reporter: and in the imax film "whales," this whale skull on the ocean bottom. you were lucky to find this. >> except that we put it there. >> reporter: and the wild close-ups on the movie "bears." >> they are behaving on the instructions of a trainer. >> reporter: they're not free-roaming at all. the bears got there by truck? >> yes. >> reporter: essentially? >> yes. >> reporter: "shooting in the wild" is chris palmer's confessions. he produced many of those movies and many others before turning to teaching filmmaking at american university. he says parts of his films and parts of many others, are not always what they seem. >> i just pulled back the curtain on the dark side of wildlife filmmaking. >> reporter: which is to get really compelling shots, they have to make them happen. you see this meal in the movie "wolves"? >> we hold that down in place. >> reporter: hunter says there's an argument for cutting corners
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and getting the compelling shots. it is cost-efficient. those are the shots that people remember. >> i make films in order to make a difference. >> reporter: he just thinks viewers should know the whole story now. it's why at the end of "wolves" in a captive animals were used in some scenes. so, read the fine print. and be on guard, whether it's wolves, whales or bears, that sometimes what you see in this kind of reality programming, is only reality up to a point. for "good morning america," john donvan, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> rent-a-wolf. say it ain't so. >> i still love animal planet. >> we, too. coming up, a wham who says she was attacked. acid thrown in her face. we know why she made up the whole story. also, will the family in "sister wives" be charged with bigamy? ♪ we were gonna sneak up on ya. ya know, with our 1.4 liter turbo charged engine and our six speed automatic transmission.
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good morning, 7:26. we had clearing overnight. now the clouds are trying to fight their way back in. it's a cool 54 in baltimore. 63 easton. very mild, almost muggy 67 in ocean city. that's the air we had yesterday, squeeze along the coast, it'll make a return. you can see the rain trying to push through southeast virginia. we'll be watching that continue to spread up towards the north. we're trying to fight off rain most of the day lye reach maryland for the evening commute. we continue to watch the develop
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ment of what could be tropical storm nicole. here's kim with traffic. >> we do have minor delays on 95 southbound, between the beltway and the 895 split. it'll be a slow ride to harford road and providence road. traffic at a crawl. we're working a couple accidents. loch raven boulevard, out of the travel portion right now. perry hall, crash reported, honeygo boulevard, silver spring road. here's jamie costello with your morning news update. baltimore city health officials are trying to be proactive in the fight against bedbugs. the goal is to map out a strategy to fight against the bedbugs and answer any questions you might have. the meeting kicks off today at
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noon. it's free to the public, but seating is limited. we'll see you in about half an hour with another update with traffic and weather. good morning america continues at 7:30 in new york.
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it has been called the real-life "big love."
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the new reality show, "sister wives." it features a utah man, his legal wife, the three women he considers his wives, and the 16 children they have among them. police are investigating if the man is breaking the law. it happened after the sunday night premiere of that show. will going public cost them their freedom? we're going to take a closer look. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> did that not come to mind? >> i guess they've been going along for years. >> and they wanted to change the image that people have about that lifestyle. that, it is. i'm robin roberts on this wednesday morning. also ahead, you're going to meet a brave, young boy. he is standing up to bullies. the 11-year-old was standing up for being a cheerleader. you see there? he had his arm broken. he and his mom will tell us why he will not back down. >> he likes the cheerleading lifestyle. not going to back down. also, michael bolton.
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he and his partner, chelsie hightower. but michael bolton is not going away quiet lp by what he thought about bruno. what he thought about saying good-bye. first, this half hour, george, the woman who claimed she was a victim of an acid attack to the face, is coming forward today. she accepted thousands of dollars of donations from good samaritans. she later admitted she had burned herself. mike von fremd is in vancouver, washington, with this. and people want to know why. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, robin. when she stands before the judge later this morning, we will be able to see if the acid burns to bethany storro's face have healed. she has confessed that it was all self-inflicted. and she's accused of going on a spending spree with money donated by good samaritans. this is what bethany looked like before the acid touched her skin. this is what she did to herself.
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in the police report, investigators say bethany confessed to buying brain-cleaning acid and gloves at a local hardware store. two hours later, she slipped into the room near the public park. rubbed the acid on her face. then, screamed for help. >> she is crying a lot. she is in a lot of pain, with the acid being in her face. >> reporter: telling everyone she had been attack for no reason, by an african-american woman in the park. >> once it hit me, i could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling on my skin. >> reporter: her elaborate tale even included buying sunglasses that saved her eyesight. >> i had this feeling that i needed to buy sunglasses. >> you look at the splash pattern. you look at the time of night. would people be wearing sunglasses? et cetera. it's all the little things that didn't quite add up. >> reporter: the story was so shocking, that bethany was even scheduled to be a guest on "oprah." she backed out. and within days, police confirmed suspicions. >> during the interview, miss
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storro revealed her injuries were self-inflicted. >> i don't understand why someone would hurt themselves that way. or need attention that badly. >> reporter: in her 90-minute recorded confession at the police station, bethany said, the reason she applied the caustic substance was to first, kill herself. secondly, to have a completely different face. investigators discovered bethany had a chemical face peel in a doctor's office last month. she paid the doctor's bill with some of the $20,000 the community donated for her recovery. the police report says bethany spent about $1,500 of the money. purchasing clothes, train tickets, an apple computer and even dinners for her parents. >> all the money will be returned in the appropriate manner. that will be guaranteed. >> reporter: bethany is charged with stealing money from samaritans and could receive five months in jail. her attorney says she will plead not guilty today. and hopes she will be replaced
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on bail, so she can continue to zapf professional medical help. robin? >> mike. we're topped by one of america's top forensic scientists. dr. michael wilner. good morning, michael. she says she wanted to kill herself. you're not buying it. >> well, this acid is a high lethality vehicle. if she wanted to kill herself, she could have drank a small quantity and clearly, she would have killed herself. the fact she covered her eyes, she was planning for tomorrow. and a person with a suicidal motivation doesn't plan for functioning beyond the self-inflicted wounds. while she may say she was suicidal, i don't think the evidence supports it. >> she recently went through a divorce. is it looking for attention for people within your own life? >> robin, here's where it gets tricky. we have to ask ourselves, taking a step back from what seems to
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be obvious. was she intending to self-mutilate? we know if she thought she was ugly and she was so committed to the idea of cosmetic surgery and reinstruction, that she would apply acid to her face. we know she had body exmorph ya. if she would go to the end of mutilating herself, it's that extreme. her thinking is that distorted. but did she realize she would turn herself into a burn patient? did she realize she would sustain second-degree, third-degree burns to herself? which would defeat the purpose of any kind of intervention? what we should know about self-mutilators, they cut themselves. they hurt themselves, to inspire some kind of emotional response from someone close to them. it may be a loved one. maybe parents or a significant other. it may be care givers. she had spinal meningitis earlier in life. she overcame that. and when --
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>> that caretakers, caring for her for that? >> she overcame. there had to be a lot of support for her coming back and being a more functional person. and when you have no motive, you look for precedent. and you look for available history. what we also know about self-mutilators is, is that for them to disfigure themselveses is very rare. if i had been questioning her, i would want to know, what was her expectation of how severe these burns would be? what was the process that she followed all the way through in her mind? and i don't know that we've answered those questions yet. >> and another question people have. should she receive time for this? and some people are scratching their head and saying, why hasn't she been charged for filing a false police report? there's somebody that could have been arrested. something bad could have happened to that person. and here, she's facing theft charges. should she be in jail? should she be in the hospital?
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>> well, she's a burn patient now. she's going to require serious medical care. there's no denying that. if she doesn't get acute medical care, there's risk of infection. although this is now couple of weeks ago. the medical needs are better rendered in a hospital. >> in the hospital, for psychological reasons? not so much for the burns. >> psychological reasons she's going to have are much more long-term. it's not going to kick in now. but down the line, she's going to have a much greater burden of recognizing that she mutilated herself in a permanent way. and in my experience with people who set themselves on fire, who jump off buildings, who shoot themselves, survive. and end up terribly disabled, disfigured. the burden is powerful. what she would recognize is hoaxers, hoaxers are a tremendous nuisance to the community. and i think any penalty should include a public apology because this could have caused a tremendous amount of pain to the
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seattle community. >> yet to see if she will, indeed, do that. michael, thank you, as always for your insight and perspective. we appreciate it. 38 minutes after the hour. let's get to sam and the weather. >> robin, in the circle of suspicion, is td-16. we're using a color-enhanced satellite picture. the highest cloud tops are showing up in red. they're the big rainmaking cloud tops. if you look for the center of circulation between cuba and florida. the most powerful rain is to the south and to the east. that's very telling on what happens with this moisture, as it makes its move across florida and all the way up the eastern seaboard. this acts as a highway. and it has nowhere to go but all the way up the coastline. by 10:00, that rain is in the new york city area. most of the day today, all along florida and in the carolinas. there's flood watches and warnings and advisories out for 13 states. some areas will get six
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this morning, police are investigating a family at the center of a controversial, new reality show. the show is called "sister wives." and it follows a man and the four women who share his life. they've been together for 16 years.
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but the premiere of "sister wives" has sparked an investigation by utah police. you would have thought they would see this coming. >> reporter: i think, in fact, they did see it coming. but they are, quote, disappointed to hear that the police are investigating. their attorney is predicting that this is a case that could go all the way to the supreme court. kody brown has four wives. >> we don't use an order. if you're questioning the order on how the family came together, she is number two. >> reporter: he also has 13 children and 3 step children. >> she's a sister from the same mister. and he's a brother, from another mother. >> reporter: the browns have been called the real-life version of the hbo show "big love." >> have a great day. you, too. >> reporter: when kody brown and his family decided to open up their lives for the tlc show "sister wives," they knew they were taking a risk, as they told me when i met them last week, just days before the show
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premiered. could you get in legal trouble, now that you've gone public? >> we weighed that. >> there's a risk. >> reporter: a rising worth taking, they said, because they wanted to show the world that not all polygamists are like the ones accused of forcing underaged girls to marry. is it your hope that you'll counter some of the negative publicity out there? >> absolutely. we have so much stereotypes and bad media about this lifestyle. not every, single polygamist family is exposed to this stuff. >> the majority is not. >> we don't have underaged brides. we don't have these things that are actually very wrong. and our children are happy. >> reporter: but it's now come out that local police in lehi, utah, are investigating the browns. >> we're putting together an investigation. >> reporter: generally, authorities in utah say they
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don't prosecute polygamists unless there are allegation of child abuse. but going on television and flaunting the lifestyle may have pushed it too far. kody brown's newly-hired attorney, says if his client is charged, it won't stick. >> why in the world would the state have any interest whatsoever, in punishing consenting adults in the privacy of their own home? >> reporter: now, if he is charged and convicted, kody brown could do up to five years in prison. but it is precisely because there are no charges of child abuse or underaged brides that brown's attorney thinks this could be the perfect test case that goes all the way to the supreme court. >> it could also have implications for gay marriage cases, as well. >> reporter: absolutely. coming up, it's the end of the road for michael bolton. why the famous crooner is not going quietly from "dancing with the stars." ♪ [ coughs ] [ female announcer ] with the most pharmacists certified to immunize... [ sneezes ] ...and walk-ins welcome everyday,
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the couple with the lowest overall combined total, and therefore leaving right now is, michael and chelsie. >> michael bolton, getting booted off "dancing with the stars" last night. saving another week for "the situation."
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but, boy, he was not happy about it. didn't hide it at all. and our reporter caught up with him after the show. >> what can you do with somebody that's not a dancer? chelsie did everything. she was cracking the whip. she knew how much we had to learn. >> you did it all very, very, very badly. >> of course, i was disappointed with bruno. to me, he let everybody down. my mom was there. she flew in. she's 90. she came to see the show. i thought she was going to really enjoy it. i didn't expect that level of disrespect from him. >> i think this is probably the worst jive in 11 seasons. >> even len stopped him and said, that's inappropriate. i think he should apologize publicly and be reprimanded for it. i did the dog house theme. it was hilarious. it was me having fun with myself. i wouldn't change the cast of people. wonderful dancers. and the competitors, the contestants.
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backstage, we band. you meet some amazing people. and that will stay with me forever. and i won't change the fact that i'm introducing dancing into my life. i'm grateful for that. >> calling out bruno. wants a public apology and reprimanded. >> he gave him a 3. that's one of the lowest scores i've ever seen. it wasn't a good dance. he could have expressed it differently. but that's bruno. >> when you mention your 90-year-old mom, i'm sorry. you get a lot of sympathy. >> and now, he says he's going to bring dancing into his routines, as well. >> i don't think so. i think he might have said that. i don't know. let us know -- was bruno out of bounds for saying that? come on. weigh in. let us know what you think. shoutout.
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a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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good morning. 7:56. chilly 59 degrees right now. we're watching our storm center weathernet. glen burnie's anne arundel community college. we have breaks of blue and sunshining through for the early morning hours. rain in extreme southern maryland. down towards richmond, virginia and southbound. our forecast model calls for showers to spread in this afternoon. get heavy towards daybreak. all day tomorrow, heavy downpour and soaker regardless of whether there's a tropical system or not. the general idea is that the back edge tries to swing through by friday evening and friday night. could linger around the bay, eastern shore, beyond that. we have the flood watch beyond thursday evening. potential of a tidal surge,
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12:44, actually this is thursday morning, we'll be watching the high tides, watching rainfall, maybe two to four inches. until then, today, just increasing clouds. late day shower possible, will reach 71 degrees. we're back into the mid-60s, we'll look for a wet day tomorrow with high temperatures pushing into the lower 70s. let's check on traffic right now, here's kim brown. on the harrisburg expressway, southbound lanes, traffic moves very well at shawan, however, it does start to slow down and jack once you approach padonia towards 695. as we look at the cameras. as we look at our maps, we have a disabled vehicle on the outer loop as you approach i-70. that's causing a slow down as well. stay with us, good morning america is next.
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bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations.
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we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself. nice work, bob. ♪
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coming up on the day. good morning, america. we're halfway home through the week. it is wednesday morning. alongside george, i'm robin. >> it is gorgeous here this morning. >> enjoy it now. this, too, shall pass. >> storms are coming. that's true. also ahead this half hour. the young man, he's 11 years ole. she's standing up to bullies. they broke his arm. he wants to be a cheerleader. he was harassed. arm broken. not his spirit. he and his mom are going to join us in an exclusive interview this morning, to tell us why they are not backing down. >> fighting for his right to cheer. also, nicole richie is coming up in this half hour. former reality tv star. really busy right now. planning a wedding. raising two kids. has written a new novel. >> that's a novel with a lot of twists and turns.
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it is called "priceless." we look forward to talking to nicole. our last half hour, we're going to eat. you know when you go to your faifrtd restaurant like olive garden or outback, you think how do they put that together? we'll join you with secret recipes. todd wilber will put that together. first, juju with the morning's news. >> so much to get to. we want to get to the headlines first. a radical islamic cleric may issue a new video. it's triggering concerns about a terror attack in europe and in the u.s. anwar al awlaki, is feared to be the biggest threat to u.s. cities. a hunt is here and in europe, far team of commandos planning attacks in britain, france and germany. officials say the threat is credible, though not specific. and a new poll shows the tea party gaining strength in the leadup to november's elections. tea party supporters now make up more than one-third of the most
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likely voters. president obama continues a cross country tour today, to stir up democrats, especially young voters. a retired pastor in pennsylvania has been ordered to stand trial on charges he killed his wife in 2008. and staged a car crash to cover it all up. police have opened an investigation into the death of arthur schirmer's first wife, who allegedly fell down a flight of stairs. well, if you rinsed your mouth with mouthwash this morning when you woke up, you may not have gotten everything you paid for. three companies that make mouthwash has been told by the government to stop making false claims about what their products can do. our lisa stark has the details from washington. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, juju. well, in the great mouthwash marketing wars, these three companies have apparently gone too far. the fda has now sent warning labels to the makers of listerine, johnson & johnson,
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cvs and walgreens. at the issue are collie different. anti-care cavity mouthwash. and walgreens' mouth rinse full action. the labels on these products claim they remove plaque above the gum line and they promote healthy gums. the fda says huh-uh. there's no evidence of that. they want the companies to stop making the claims. the firms have 15 days to take action. juju? >> truth in marketing. thanks, lisa stark, for that update. now, let's get a preview of what "world news" is already reporting for tonight. here's diane sawyer. hey, diane. >> and a good morning, to you, juju. as you know, all this week, we at "world news" have been going back to our hometowns to look for the ways people are making a difference for their neighbors in these economic times. and tonight, a place with less crime, more jobs and a cleaner environment. how did they do it? the answers tonight on "world
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news." and now, can you say awkward? the hostess of australia's "next top model" made an embarrassing mistake on live tv. she announced the wrong winner. take a look. >> i don't know what to say. this is not -- i'm so sorry. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. oh, my god. this is what happens when you have live tv, folks. i'm so sorry. this is insane. insane. insane. insane. >> a communication error backstage is apparently to blame. to make up for it, the producers gave the runner-up $25,000 and a trip to new york. maybe we'll see them here. sam, i have a lot of sympathy for them. >> anything can happen live. we've made mistakes. i have. you never do. >> i was going to say the opposite. you never make mistakes. >> plenty of them. good morning, everybody.
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and i have to say, we watched that kind of for the first time. and i think the way to go down on that is, you make co-captains. you make them both top models. i think that's the fair way to do it. it's not -- those poor ladies' mistake. everybody's a model. you're all models. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to talk about. look at the live shot in miami. blj, our favorite station, shows you it's rain and lots of it. if you're expecting this to behave like most tropical systems with the blowing trees? no. it will flood a lot of places out. look for the areas in red. when this gets to the carolinas by 2:00 in the afternoon, on thursday, it will have loaded rain with it. more than six inches of rain in those areas. and everybody up and down the eastern seaboard is going to have to deal with this. where is it nice? it's gorgeous in texas. they deserve it. it's been a brutal summe
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it is nice in the break in the dry weather here in times square. george? >> thank you, sam. here in "gma," we've been following the growing problem of bullying in schools and what to do about it. this morning, we have a story of one young man who is taking a stand. 11-year-old tyler wilson wants to be a cheerleader. some bullies teased him about it and broke his arm in a fight. but tyler is not giving up. we'll talk to he and his mom. but andrea canning with his
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story on what happened. >> reporter: when the fictional football star wanted to join the cheerleading squad on the season premiere of "glee," it made for a funny moment. ♪ >> reporter: but when tyler wilson, an ohio sixth grader joined the flag city youth cheerleading squad in june, it was no laughing matter. the 11-year-old says when word got out he was the only male on the team, he was allegedly teased, then beaten by two classmates that broke his arm. >> it feels horrible that they can't accept me for what i am. it's my choice if i want to be a cheerleader. i'm a cheerleader. >> reporter: tyler's story is hardly unique. a recent study shows that nearly one in three middle and high school students say they've been the victim of bullying. and one in nine high school students, that's nearly 3 million teens nationwide, reported they've been tripped, shoves, pushed, or spit on in the last school year.
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>> we need to understand that it isn't a rite of passage for children to endure bullying. and we need to take a proactive approach. it's better to do prevention ahead of time, rather than dealing with them afterwards. >> reporter: tyler's mother, who is so passionate, she wears a t-shirt supporting her son, has sent a strong message, by filing criminal assault charges against his alleged attackers. >> i kind of expected the normal teasing. and i figured there might be a fight. boys will be boys. they fight. but my child's arm is broken. >> reporter: while tyler's arm is slowly healing, doctors say i may require surgery. still, the 11-year-old say he will not quit the squad. and he's getting a lot of support. several top male college cheerleaders have come to visit tiler will in recent weeks. there's an estimated 12,000 male cheerleaders.
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and once a sport that attracted high-profile males, like george w. bush, is growing in popularity, at high school and college levels. tyler says why he's bothered he can't do back flips for a while, no bully is going to steal his spirit. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news. and tyler wilson and his mom, kristy, is here. thank you for joining us. it's hard to watch you on tv. tell us about the t-shirt, first of all, blazen on your chest. yes, my son's a cheerleader. get over it. you got it after the incident. >> i made it. i got one of the things where you can print the thing and iron it on. i wanted to show my support for him. >> that is great. i know you might be facing surgery right now. how painful is your arm right now? >> not really painful right now. but when i sleep, it's kind of hard to sleep. the pillow wakes me up. and my arm falls out of the
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cast. i toss and turn and stuff. >> how did you get into cheerleading in the first place? you hadn't seen "glee." how did you get into it? >> tumbling. back flips and stuff. i think it's cool. >> and you want to continue it all through high school? college? >> yeah. >> tell us what happened at school, when you were coming home from school. i know these boys had been teasing you a little bit at first. and then, what happened next? >> when the bell rang, we left. and we were walking home. and they started picking on me. and they started fighting. then, it came to the point where one kid picked me up on his shoulders and slammed me on to the curb. >> slammed you on to the curb. when tyler first came home, that's not what he told you. >> yeah. he told me he tripped and hit his arm on a rock. i thought he had maybe dislocated it. he said he couldn't lift it up. he wouldn't let me look at it. i took him to our urgent care
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center. when they told me it was broken, i looked at him and said, okay. what's the real story? something had to have happened. that's when he told me that the boys who had been picking on him, had started a fight with him. >> why was it hard to tell your mom the truth at first? >> because people at school said that stitches for snitches. and i didn't want to get beat up or anything. >> and you decided to take a stand here. >> uh-huh. >> and you're now pressing charges against the other boys? >> yes. >> and what would you have liked to have happen through all this? >> i just want these boys to understand that, regardless of what my son chooses to do, that there's no reason for this. i mean, every kid gets picked on. and the name-calling, i kind of understand. but to go as far as breaking somebody's arm, or even just the fact that they started a fight, i don't agree with that.
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i have tried to teach my kids that you shouldn't fight. yes, tyler did participate in the fight. and we talked to him. and he did get punished for his part in the fight. and he understands that that's not how we handle things. >> what's it been like at school since this all happened? >> it's been still bumpy. >> still bumpy? >> people are now threatening me, to break my other arm because i told on them. >> really? >> yeah. >> what do you say to them? >> i told my mom. she told the principal. and they're going to get in trouble at school. >> but you just don't want to give up this cheerleading. what do you love about it? >> like i said before, the tumbling. the adrenaline rush when you start it. it's so fun. >> it is. and it must have been great since this happened, even though it's been a little bit tough at school, to have all these other cheerleaders from high school and college to come by and say
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stick with it? >> uh-huh. >> what's been the best moment of all that? >> going to top-notch gym in fremont. i think it's a country cheering squad that they're good at. and i went to a -- what's it called? >> was it just a -- >> cheer clinic. >> cheer clinic. very cool. tyler, thanks for sharing your story with us this morning. kristy, thank you. good luck with it. we're glad you're taking a stand. and i know you have one very special message for someone special in your life. >> uh-huh. >> what is it? >> happy birthday, grandma. >> happy birthday, grandma. tyler, that is great. time for you to weigh in on our shoutout board. tell us what you think at and coming up, nicole richie on her new life and her new
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out. it is called "priceless." that it is. it's a rich es-to-rags story, about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her father is arrested for securities fraud. good to have you here this morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> when did you find time with two little ones to write this? >> i found a lot of time at night. in the evening. and i get up around 5:45 or 6:00 in the morning. about an hour before the rest of my house wakes up. and it's just time for me. >> for you. >> time to gather my thoughts. i call it putzing time. just time to be by myself. >> just to kind of be up. >> yes. >> this book, i have to tell you, the main character. never want to give away too much of a book. she's all over the place. >> yes. >> man. there's a lot of twists and turns in that. i -- what was the inspiration behind it? >> i wanted to write a story about the journey of a girl's
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life. and the story of a girl finding her place in this world and growing up. and developing a voice of her own. so, that's really where it -- the inspiration came from. >> and part of her journeys take her to new orleans. >> yes. >> not new york. not los angeles. new orleans. and you and your husband have a personal connection. >> joel and i have a children's foundation. the richie humanitarian children's foundation. and i thought it was important to talk about the current events that are going on in this world. i like to bring that into my work. and bring it into my writing because a lot of -- hurricane -- the hurricane was very popular back when there was so much media attention around it. and it's very easy to forget. it's no one's fault. it's just very easy. and there is so much that still needs to be done over there. >> and your mom and dad did a great job, too, with that. >> thank you. >> knowing to be aware of what is going on right now.
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and the obligatory picture of you. with your mom and dad, back in the day. first of all, i want to ask you this. i was pleased to hear that danielle steele is someone you look up to. she is one of my favorite guests here. has a fascinating life. what advice has she given you? >> she -- i spoke to her very briefly about writing. and i had asked her if i should do a sequel. and she said, sometimes, it's better to just close out that chapter because you're probably in a different place in your life. and it's true. i was in my early 20s when i wrote "the truth about diamonds." and i'm in a different place now. and it was god for me to close that out and start with something fresh. >> we all have different chapters in our life. you're in a beautiful chapter right now. your two little ones -- and is it true that your oldest is a big fan of your dad's music and dances? >> she is, yes. she is.
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she loves him. >> so, when she hears an old lionel richie tune. >> she goes, that's pop-pop. >> she must be proud of you. i love this song. i can see the dancing. "all night long." who are you wearing, nicole richie? who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing a winter kate dress. and house jewelry. >> you have been involved in design for quite some time. >> yes. >> you have the fall book that's out. and a new look. these are some of your designs? >> yes. this is part of the fall collection. winter kate is the clothing. and house of harlow 1960, are accessories. footwear, eyewear, and expanding to handbags in the spring. >> it's nice to see where you're at. and some of your peers have not been able to find that right course. we don't need to name the names.
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we know the people that are in the news. how have you been able to do it, nicole? how have you been able to get your life -- is it something that someone said to you? was there a moment? what was it for you? >> i have to give credit to my family. my parents are so loving and so supportive. and you know, for me, i have four businesses, two kids. i am responsible for other people other than myself. i'm very close to my brother and sister, as well. and i have so many new challenges within my businesses and being a new mother, my mistakes are far from over. it's just a different chapter -- a different chapter in my life. and i am so happy where i am. and i'm just so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to work and provide for my family. and it's just a really, really good feeling. >> and you can see. you can just look in your eyes and tell that you are in a good
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good morning, as we roll through uh, close to 8:30 right now. we're watching the clouds roll back into the area. 57 degrees here in baltimore, but 60s hugging the coast. even a muggy 72 in norfolk. sign of tropical air trying to make a return. old front boundary stuck to the south. surge of tropical moisture working along that. spreading in our direction. we're still watching the potential of tropical storm nicole near cuba and southern florida today. that will ride in our direction. this is just the beginning of what should be a long line of heavy rain moving into the area. we'll have a flood watch through tomorrow evening. we'll be watching the high tides along the chesapeake bay as well. first one around midday for tomorrow. potential flooding. aiming for a high of 71, 72 today for late day rain. >> on the west side of the outer loop, pretty heavy, stop and go between 795 toward 70. here at liberty road, you see how jammed traffic is in both
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directions. we have a couple crashes in baltimore city. approaching martin luther king boulevard, accident blocking the left lane. exit on 95 northbound, another accident at gwen falls parkway. city police are investigating the death of a woman in west baltimore. her body was found in the 1900 block of mckeen avenue yesterday morning. police say the victim was stabbed to death. so far no suspects. timothy rawlings was convicted in may for his role in the murder because gang members believed he was gay. a judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences and a maximum of 20 years for the hate crime. have a great rest of your morning, good morning america wraps it up at 8:30.
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♪ hey, good-looking
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what you got cooking ♪ ♪ how about cooking todd wilbur is going to cook up all of your favorites that you get when you go out. he has favorites from outback steak house, the bread styx frommfrom olive garden. we'll learn about it in the next half hour. good morning. i'm george stephanopoulos. alongside robin. juju has a big parade coming up. the korean parade is here on saturday. thank you for telling us about that. >> you look beautiful. >> you do. also this half hour, there's a controversy brewing at a high school in michigan. a principal at the high school has used his facebook page to keep tabs on his students online. he friends the students. some parents think that's great. others say he's snooping. we're going to get into that in
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this half hour. also, we're going to be joined by dr. marie savard. she'll be talking to women facing menopause. what you should know. she's will truth and falses about menopause. that's coming up. is anybody else hot? or is it just me? let's go to sam. >> no, robin. we're all warm. everybody, we're warm. good morning, gang. go ahead. let it out. [ cheers ] girl up time. kimberly perry, the leader of girl up. >> let me tell you about the issue first. girls everywhere are so bright, talented and full of dreams, as you can see here. but our girls in developing countries don't have equal opportunities to see their dreams come true. so, right here in the united states, american girls and boys, we have a guy back there. >> i saw. >> can be a powerful force for change. so, girl up -- >> we're asking our american teenagers to help these young women who don't have the opportunities they have.
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and they can do it by high-fiving. >> girl up, which is a campaign of the united nations foundation, are asking young people to raise their voices to advocate for girls. give a high-five. >> give me one, too. >> and a high-five is an easy way to engage. you can learn five facts. you can share information with five friends. you can give a $5 donation. you can plant an event of your own. we're kicking off our first unite for girls tour. yay. >> here's what i love about this. being around a household, at one point, teenage -- young, teenage girls. i know they're all looking for something to do together. so, high school girls, young college-aged girls, can get involved and help these young women. and boys, too, by the way. just saying. can help all around the world. we'll link you to your organization on our website at and it's very, very easy.
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something you can do. and what is it? give me the -- get the hands up. that was a cue. good. we got it worked out. let's get to the boards. here's what's going on this morning. it is -- or has been very hot on the west coast. and we keep teasing you with this cool air moving in. and yet, l.a. is at 90 degrees today. and oakland was at 100 yesterday. seriously, along the coastline there is cooler air. inland areas will still have the heat. all of the rain along the eastern se you were there the whole time? this weather's been brought to you by mercedes-benz.
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robin? >> good times, sam. good times. this morning in "america's health," we're talking about the change every woman goes through. dr. marie savard is here, to make sure you have the right information to keep you healthy during menopause. it's one of the topics in her book, "ask dr. marie," just out in paperback. those of us who have not been through this, explain what menopause. >> i have to admit, robin. but menopause means, it's been a full 12 months since you last had a period. and during that time, your ovaries are shutting down production of hormones and producing fewer eggs. >> how long does it take them to completely shut down? >> we now know it the take a long time. your ovaries can shut down over 5, 10, even a 15-year period. your periods become irregular. you can have difficulty
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sleeping. 50 it's a long time. >> the age? >> the age is around 51. it's hereditary. if your mom went young, you may, as well. there's environmental factors. you may go through it two years sooner. and if you're overweight, your fat cells produce more estrogen. so, it may be longer. any woman who has been surgical menopause, if her ovaries have been removed, she's going to go into menopause immediately, before she wakes up. >> i went right into menopause when i went through chemotherapy at the age of 46, almost 47. >> anything that shuts down ovaries. they'll go through natural menopause. but maybe earlier because the surgery can interrupt just as chemotherapy can. >> it was a thrill to have hot flashes during chemo. that was one of the bonuses to that. have a lot of truth or false questions. true or false, you can get
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pregnant while going through menopause? >> that's true. the truth is, even though your period is more erratic and you are producing fewer eggs, women can still get pregnant. as my youngest brother knows, he's a product of a menopause baby. >> did they really? >> you need to use birth control up until the end, that 12-month period. and that was a slip to say pill. i advise not using birth control pills, the low-dose pills that doctors will recommend, because that can be ten-times as much hormone as your body's producing. it's more than you think. it's tempting to use it. unless you need it to control your period, minimize using the pills. >> get to more true or false. estrogen replace in menopause is dangerous? >> that's false. in 2002, millions of women stopped hormones because of a study that scared women, thinking there was increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
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it looks like timing is everything. for young women going through menopause, estrogen truly is the only thing that works. in that study, they were looking for women who were average age 60. they had been through menopause over ten years. they weren't having hot flashes. there is a time when it's too late. but estrogen needs to be taken in a safe way. i talk about it. i pefr the natural way. the patch, if you need to take it. rather than a pill. or a cream or a jell. if you need to take the progesterone, the other hormone to balance out the estrogen, if you still have a uterus, make sure you ask for the natural form. there's other ways to take estrogen. if you've not had breast cancer, not blood clots, it may be the one thing that works for you. >> true or false, the best doctor to help you through menopause is the one that delivered your babies. >> trick question. it may be the doctor that delivered your babies, that can spend time with you. you go through menopause, you have a risk of heart disease.
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colon cancer risks goes up. so much is going on. you need a doctor to sit down with you, take the time and talk about the difficult hormone questions and the other questions you may be facing. don't just think it's about your reproductive organs and when they close up shop, that's the end of it. there's so many opportunities to think about a lot of good health things you can do. >> your book is helping a lot of folks. thank you, marie. >> thank you. it was a pleasure to do it. >> i know how much you enjoyed it. go to, to submit your questions about menopause. check out our website later to see dr. marie's answers. you can also read an excerpt of her book, "ask dr. marie." >> coming up, the principal under fire for what he's doing on facebook. old gibbs canning company.
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a high school principal in
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michigan is coming under fire this morning for what he's done with his facebook page. become friends with some of his students. juju's looking into this. is he doing his job? or too far into places he doesn't belong? >> it's a provocative question, george. this michigan principal, john hoving, he says there's only so much you can do between the first and last bells. when he was a social networker, his facebooking is angering some students and parents who feel he crossed that line. [ bell tolls ] at bay city all-saints middle and high school, john hoving is the big man on campus. literally and figuratively. >> he's the principal. he has to watch out for the school. >> reporter: it's what the 6'2" father of phi is doing on
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facebook that has the school buzzing. >> i was trying to connect with alumni. and also wanted to network with parents and increase communications with them. >> reporter: hoving created an administrative protile file. and along the way, he is becoming friends with some of the students at his school. causing some to cry foul, saying he's monitoring students online. >> monitoring is a strong word. i'm logging on to update the school's promotional site. and when i do that, because it's a public forum, sometimes i can see students saying things. and if i see something that's hurting other people, i'm going to intervene. it's what any responsible adult would do. >> reporter: is that necessarily a bad thing? facebook is huge with kids. about 13.6 million young people 13 to 17, are active on facebook in the u.s. every month. it's up 58% from a year ago. david kirkpatrick is the author of "the facebook effect."
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>> this principal is intelligent to go where the students are. let's face it. facebook is where american young people are spending their time. it's changing huge aspects of modern life. and no one is it changing more than the life of the moderate teenager. >> reporter: that's why some parents have no problem with what principal hoving is doing with facebook. >> if you knew our principal, you would know that it's okay. that him being on facebook, it's fine. he's looking out for our kids. and i'm okay with it. i think it's great. >> reporter: but not everyone agrees. patty walthur is a graduate of all saints and a mother of five. though none of her children attend the school. she feels strongly that principal hoving is out of line. >> what it says to me is i'm not doing a good enough job. and he needs to step in and do that job for me. >> reporter: for the most part,
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most of hoving's students seem unphased. >> if you're putting things on there that shouldn't be on there, he has a right to send private messages or tell you that it shouldn't be on there. >> parents have the primary responsibility for watching their children's activity online. as a school official, i'm not out to watch the kids online. i hope they don't think that's the school's responsibility because i don't see it as my responsibility. what has happened is, i go online. and i happen to see things that they're doing in public online. and when i happen to see it, just like any concerned adult, i try to help them to understand the repercussions of their action. >> principal hoving says students are no way required to friend him on facebook. but if they choose to, he'll accept. and we know facebook is popular with teenagers. but the principal is in his 30s. and last year, the people logging on over 30 to facebook doubled. and i think the clash of
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institutions and privacy issues are going to grow. >> it's his responsibilities to step in, isn't it? >> if he didn't intervene, can you imagine the outcry if something happened. >> tell us what you think on our shoutout board. thanks, juju. coming up next, todd wilbur
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gather around the tv set. this is good. todd wilbur specializes in helping to bring the best dishes from our favorite restaurants right into our own kitchens.shes and in today's edition of "america's recipes," todd is unveiling the newest recipes in his series "top secret restaurant recipes 3." >> three. yes. >> interesting things i just found out about you, is some things in your childhood have led you to this career.
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>> true. i've always loved secrets. when i was a kid, i used to collect magic tricks. not because i want to be a magician. but because i needed to know how those guys did that stuff. how they're doing the tricks. i would buy the books, the tricks, to see how they worked. i don't know. now, here i am, trying to figure out these secret recipes from these chains. their secrets. the secrets of the chefs and the kitchens. >> i love this. this is stuff we can do at home. and it saves a lot of cash. >> super easy to do. you are saving money, like the bread sticks of olive garden. >> let's get right to these. >> i saw you looking at them. >> i know. >> these are the bread sticks you get at olive garden. you can do it, bread flour. there's butter in the dough. roll them out to seven inches long. bake them. and brush them with garlic salt, and you're ready to run. >> that simple. >> super easy to do. here's another easy one.
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outback steak house crown victory fillet. a harsh radek crumb crust. this is how you do it. super easy. butter, softened butter. and bred crumbs in the canisters. >> just use them. >> a little hor horse radish. black pepper. want to stir this, sam? and a little salt. >> you've softened the butter. it's easy. >> almost ready. you take that mix. and you put it on wax paper. make it about the size of the fillets you're going to be cooking up. >> okay. >> and cover this up and chill it, until it's nice and hard. >> put it in the refrigerator. >> right. we have chilled ones here. and you get a puck of bread crumbs. you cook your fillets until they're slightly under where you like them. put this on top. pop them under the broiler.
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and it comes out like this. the broiler gives it that crumb crust like that. >> you know, you want to ooh and aw. >> together. i love these guys. i need these guys at my house. >> what scare med is the redi-whip. >> we were told to shake our can. >> anything can happen. what's next? >> on the plate here's. we've got the lettuce wraps from p.f. chang's. >> i love these things. >> signature recipe. we're putting the whipped cream on. this is serendipity frozen hot chocolate. so easy to do. use three, different types of cocoa. dry milk and sugar. that makes a mix for you. add to a blender with ice. and that's it. and this is a really cool trick. you take a bar of chocolate and use a vegetable peeler and sheer
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it off. >> is it room temperature when you do it? i can't make the curls. >> just shave it and pop it on to your whipped cream. >> i do. and no one else can use this can of whipped cream. why? i'm going to say it. >> oh. >> thanks, sam. >> nice. nice. >> my girls get grounded if they do that. >> do they really? >> sam, you're grounded. >> i'm grounded. for all of the tips on these recipes, by the way, go to recipes, by the way, go to all of todd's secrets are four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again
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tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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thank you, todd wilbur. big day tomorrow. jenny mccarthy joining us live. and jessizenburg. he'll be here, as well. see you then.
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good morning. 8:56. any chance of sun, limited this morning, 63 right now. glen burnie's anne arundel community college. we're really going to have trouble warming up today. rain entering extreme southern maryland, mostly southeast virginia and north carolina.
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extends through florida and across, towards cuba. that's where we're watching potential tropical develop ment that rides up a strong jetstream. even a named tropical storm. next on the list could be nicole. for today, we look to the clouds to increase. chance of rain will arrive. rain will get heavy overnight, especially by daybreak tomorrow. >> it is still pretty heavy around the area, especially on northbound 95, that begins to flow at about caton avenue and continues to be heavy and slow as you approach 395 this morning. as we look here at the beltway, still fairly slow-going, it's jammed as you approach i-70. it clears up to wilkins and edmondson avenue. baltimore city one crash at old
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york road. east 95th street. accident downtown involving a struck pedestrian, south charles street. crash reported at calhoun and cumberland street as well. 95 southbound, it'll take you about 19 minutes to make it between the beltway down to route 32. southwest side of the outer loop. stay with us, good morning maryland is up next at 9:00 a.m.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. thanks for joining u
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